Robert Downey Jr and fellow actor Jimmy Fallon revealed their rejection during auditions in the early phase of their career. Last Sunday, on The Howard Stern Show, the duo talked about many interesting insights about their professional life.

From being rejected for a romantic film to being mocked by Kate Winslet for his British accent, the Iron Man star arrived with a package full of surprises for his fans. Robert Downey Jr is currently starring in Christopher Nolan’s much-awaited film of the year, Oppenheimer which is already creating new records in the theatres.

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Robert Downey Jr. Declares ‘Oppenheimer’ the ‘Best Film I’ve Ever Been In’

Also, read- “I don’t want to complain”: Robert Downey Jr and Emily Blunt Found it Very Difficult While Reading the Script of ‘Oppenheimer.’

Robert Downey Jr and Jimmy Fallon Recall Rejection From A Romantic Film

Robert Downey Jr, 58 and Jimmy Fallon, 48 appeared on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show Sunday accompanied by other celebrities that included Drew Barrymore and Jon Bon Jovi, the actors recalled meeting at a joint audition for Meyers’ classic romantic comedy.

The pair read for roles eventually taken on by Jude Law and Jack Black in the 2006 film, The Holiday. Downey shared, “We both got called in just as seat-fillers and we saw each other, Jack Black is getting his part and Jude Law is definitely getting my part, but [Meyers] needed someone to read with the gals, and we’re sitting there going, ‘It’s about to happen for us.’ “

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Jimmy Fallon and Robert Downey Jr. Reveal Their Failed Audition Stories for ‘The Holiday’

But, it seems back then both the actors weren’t as great as now. Because recalling the audition results, Downey revealed how both of them were rejected. He said, “Nancy said to both of us at the same time, ‘This was great. It’s just not a perfect fit. It’s not a perfect fit.” The Holiday ultimately starred Diaz and Winslet as two women who swap homes during the winter holiday season and meet new love interests in new countries.

Also, read- “I really took that to heart”: Robert Downey Jr. Admits ‘Oppenheimer’ Screen Tests Were Tricky After Christopher Nolan Challenged His $300 Million Career.

Robert Downey Jr Never Imagined Himself Before As An Action-Movie Dad

Robert Downey’s role as Iron Man in the Marvel films, not just pushed him in the A-listed category of actors, but also established him as an action hero. But his younger self would have never imagined his future to be so. His debut in the Marvel franchise as Iron Man revived his career which was totally derailed due to his past reputation of drug addiction.

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Before ‘Iron Man,’ Robert Downey Jr. Was In Talks For Another Marvel Film.

In one of his resurfaced interviews, the Oppenheimer star confided that he became everything the younger him might’ve hated. He said, “It’s funny. I used to say that I’d welcome a bullet to the forehead if I ever ended up as a 40-year-something, remarried, marketable, big-action movie dad living in a cozy cul-de-sac in suburban L.A. Now I am that guy.”

Robert Downey Jr is one of the most appreciated superhero actors.

Also, read- “I don’t mean that like a superhero bad guy”: Oppenheimer Star Robert Downey Jr. Has A Controversial Opinion About Being on the “right side of history.”

Source: The Howard Stern Show 

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